Date: 06 November 2023

LYMPHO News November 2023

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Dear friends,

It is hard to believe that it is November and almost the end of 2023. For the ILF, it has been a busy year with research projects continuing internationally. In addition, we held our conference in Nottingham, UK, which provided a valuable platform for people from around the world to share knowledge, foster collaboration and raise awareness about lymphoedema. We are so grateful for all the input - from patients to professionals - as working together for this cause sends such a strong message.

Importantly, at the Framework Day held on Monday 12 June in Nottingham, it was unanimously agreed to change the structure of the ILF board to make it more representative of the framework countries and to ensure a stronger international voice. With this in mind, a Framework committee has now been established to work alongside a smaller executive board.

The first meeting of the Framework committee will take place on 10 December, 2023. We look forward to publishing the outcomes of this meeting in our next Newsletter.

As always, it is great to hear your news - research findings, collaborations, new initiatives, or upcoming events. Please do get in touch so that we can share what is happening within the global community through this newsletter.

With best wishes from
Christine Moffatt CBE and the ILF Board of Directors

ILF 2023 Conference, Nottingham

Were you able to attend? If not, you can catch up on the main stage presentations online - ticket price now REDUCED by 50%.
For more information, please visit: ILF Virtual Conference    


Lipoedema World Congress 2023

The first world lipoedema conference was recently held in Potsdam, Germany. The event was designed to bring together a broad spectrum of healthcare professionals as well as representatives of patient associations from around the world to share experiences and expertise on an international level and to reflect on how best to incorporate these insights into education and clinical practice. The ILF was well represented at the event, with Professor Christine Moffatt CBE speaking about the psychosocial challanges of managing lipoedema.


47th Congress of European Society of Lymphology (ESL) 2024

The 47th Congress of European Society of Lymphology (ESL) is to be held on 30 May - 1 June 2024 in Istanbul, Turkey. The overall theme is 'Connecting the continents with present and future strategies for lymphoedema and related disorders'. As always, the ILF will be well represented at this event.

The Congress will consist of keynote lectures, panels, educational workshops, interactive sessions, poster - oral presentations and meet-the-expert sessions of interest to both trainees and professionals, as well as clinicians and scientists. Parallel panels and workshops for wound care in venous and lymphatic pathologies will also take place.

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Lymphoedema United Charity Golf Day - 6 June 2024

Join us at the Lymphoedema United annual charity golf day at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield on 6 June 2024. You'll play alongside senior management from product suppliers and other golfers with lymphoedema. After-dinner speakers include Professor Vaughan Keeley, Professor Christine Moffatt CBE and Denise Hardy. There will be games, raffle, auction, prize-giving and lots of laughs. 100% of profits donated to the Lymphoedema Research Fund. Limited spaces available at the subsidised price of £60pp.

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